Print (Mezzotint)

  • Title:

    DAVID RITTENHOUSE, L.L.D. F.R.S./ President of the American Philosophical Society.

  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    Edward Savage (Engraver and publisher)

    Charles Willson Peale (Painter)

  • Place of Origin:

    Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    December 10 1796 (1796-1796)

  • Materials:

    Ink; Paper (wove)

  • Techniques:

    Mezzotint with minimal burin work

  • Museum Object Number:

    1960.0366


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1960.0366

Object Name

Print (Mezzotint)

Title

DAVID RITTENHOUSE, L.L.D. F.R.S./ President of the American Philosophical Society.

Category

Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase with funds provided by Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Edward Savage (Engraver and publisher)
11/26/1761-07/06/1817

Charles Willson Peale (Painter)
04/15/1741-02/22/1827

Place of Origin

Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Date

December 10 1796 (1796-1796)

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Lower left beneath image; C.W. Peale Pinxt.
2. Inscription; Center beneath image; Philada. Pub: Decr. 10th 1796 by E. Savage.
3. Inscription; Lower right beneath image; E: Savage Sculpt.

Subjects

Portrait

Materials

Ink; Paper (wove)

Techniques

Mezzotint with minimal burin work

Dimensions (inches)

21.1 (H) , 16.5 (W) , 17.8 (Image H) , 13.7 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

53.5 (H) , 41.9 (W) , 17.8 (Image H) , 13.7 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

Plate H: 20.0 in. (50.7 cm). Plate W: 13.9 in. (35.2 cm). H at left. W at bottom.

Publisher Summary

Savage, Edward

Publication Date

12/10/1796

Place of Publication

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

State

Proof

Edition Notes

Probably an open-letter proof, (See Fowble, 1987, p. 339).

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Fowble, E. McSherry. 1991 To Please Every Taste: Eighteenth-Century Prints from the Winterthur Museum.
Published: no. 36, pp.108-109.
[Book] Fowble, E. McSherry. 1987 Two Centuries of Prints in America, 1680-1880 : A Selective Catalogue of the Winterthur Museum Collection.
Published: no. 234, p. 339.
[Book] Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Inc. & The Walpole Society. 1963 Prints pertaining to America: a list of publications in English, relating to prints about that portion of America now included in the United States with emphasis on the period 1650-1850: and a checklist of prints in an exhibition to commemorate the 1962. 99 p.
Published: no. 121, p. 46.
[Book] Stauffer, David McNeely. 1907 American Engravers Upon Copper and Steel.
Print listed as no. 2748, p. 455.